Trade Secretary, Liz Truss has today laid legislation that will expand her powers to maintain crucial steel safeguards on products made in Scunthorpe. This follows a campaign led by myself and neighbouring MP Andrew Percy on this issue.
I am working with colleagues, the local steelworks and Ministers to preserve steel safeguards on a number of products produced locally. Consultations are ongoing and I am determined to ensure that the industry is not at a disadvantage to the rest of the world.
I have co-written an article in the Times Red Box with Steel Parliamentary Group co-chair Jessica Morden MP- lobbying the government to help us cut energy prices for steel as we compete internationally and move to low-carbon production. You can read it below or on the Times Website here.
Last week, I used the last debate before Recess to again raise awareness of our world-class steel. I highlighted how steelworks like ours could benefit from infrastructure projects down in Heathrow and beyond, and received a positive response from the Minister.